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Steals my content and gets indexed before me what should i do?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cloudy, May 19, 2012.

  1. cloudy

    cloudy Registered Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I have some f*cking nobhead who keeps scraping my website and publishing the content on his site before my original content gets indexed..... is site then gets indexed and i get no credit for the original post..... the site is cloaking the content and as soon as you click on the site you get redirected to all these shitty spammy looking sites.

    he has no twitter account or other means of contact so i can't tell them to stop the site is on a blogspot.com sub domain and is really pissing me off how can i make sure that i get indexed before him!
    I roughly get about 200-300 unique hits a day this blog has been doing it for about a week now and it is really starting to get to me...... i have seen a drop in crawl rate and also google rankings due to this i believe........ my blog is an authority blog and has around 100,000 links pointing to it from about 800 domains and this little shit is stealing all the credit from my posts.

    Costing me time, money, and ranking!!!
    How can i remove him from the index or some way of telling google that i am the rightful owner???

    Cheers!
     
  2. AutoBlogger

    AutoBlogger Power Member

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    Actually nothing you can do except requesting the guy. Instead of being a cry baby, try to index faster. That guy sounds smarter than you. If your blog is a authority then it should have take less than 30 minutes to get indexed. If you can index fast then you will be able to send him a DMCA or complain to his host. Otherwise nothing.
    Tip: May be that guy is using RSS/Email subscription to get your contents fast. Temporarily disable them.
     
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  3. BigFatWallet

    BigFatWallet Power Member

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    Go to that blog on blogspot and follow the steps given below -

    1 - At the top of the page you'll see "Report Abuse", click on that
    2 - On the next page titled "Report a Terms of Service Violation" select "Copyright/Piracy issues" click next and fill out the information requested on that page and this is how you can report his blog for stealing content from your website.


    Cheers
    BigFatWallet
     
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  4. lanbo

    lanbo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Block his IP if you have it
     
  5. jairathnem

    jairathnem Power Member

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    You can beat him by indexing you content before he does. As soon as you post the content, tweet the link and give some bookmarks to the content page.
    Make sure you add the content page and not the site index page.

    Hope this helps you. Good luck.
     
  6. rauginne2

    rauginne2 Newbie

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    may he using auto blogging plugins simply disable your rss feed or complaint to Google on Google official blog you find a post about this PM me his website i can check further
     
  7. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    if your not indexed, how is "he/she" stoling your content? maybe someone you told about your site decided to rip it off?... if it's not indexed, there is very low chance that someone finds your site.. only by typing your exact domain and that's far fetched.

    If your site is indexed then i would bet it's autobot or one of your competitors.
     
  8. len2503

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    neg seo campaign
     
  9. jayjaymoney

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    I was actually in the same position as the OP. I was building up my site and my competitor copies my post, spin it to avoid duplicate penalty, and then post it on his site. I know he's copying because the posts is saying the same thing and whenever I post about a certain topic, he has a spun version of the same topic two hours later.

    If the OP's site is known by the plagiarist, it could be that he's site is just being watched or monitored often. So it doesn't matter if his posts are indexed or not. It's not really farfetched if you think about especially if you have the same niche. You'd be keeping a close eye on your competition.

    I knew my competitor was visiting my site everyday, so to "hide" my content, I set up the date a year back, this way it won't show on my homepage. Once it's indexed, I just change it back to the current date. Perhaps you could do the same if you have blog style site.



     
  10. cloudy

    cloudy Registered Member

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    Well i get indexed within roughly about 6 mins, but he seems to get indexed quicker!
    Im going to take the advice what you guys have given me!

    Also i do think he is gathering the content through my RSS feed becuase the images what are used in the post are hosted on my server and are linked back to them... also when i link to an internal article on the site what is in the article it gets published on his site!

    Cheers for all responses!
     
  11. NeoPat

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    what methods do you use to index?
     
  12. wizzardz01

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    Just ping and bookmark your new post when you post it. You will get index faster then he.
     
  13. aftershock2020

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    Yep, as bigfatwallet stated, this is the way to do it...report the abuse to blogspot.com and they will watch him in action for a day or two, to verify he is doing what you claim and tank his blog if that is the case.

    I further suggest that you improve your ranking ability to get your pages up in the search engines faster than he is.

    In disagreement with a couple of the others that he is ' smarter ' than you, it sounds like he is scraping you with an autoblog content script right as your posts are hitting your site and obviously, before they have time to index in the search engines.

    Sounds like a classic case of out-teching than out-smarting.

    Report it, monitor it and report it to google as well, which if found doing so over a couple of days, they will deindex his blog, only if Blogspot doesn't kill it first to keep from dragging their authority ranking down due to association.

    They take that crap seriously.
     
  14. dzinga1

    dzinga1 Newbie

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    Try wp plugin called RSS Footer which will display a link back to your post
     
  15. Tensegrity

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    I ran into a similar problem when I was copyscape checking the content on one of my sites to make sure my content writer was doing his job. The reason I caught it was cuz I know for a fact that an article passed copyscape a week ago, but suddenly now it's duplicated on about 80 other pages on the internet. Here was my solution (skip to step 4 for the best solution I came up with):

    step 1: changed my content to pass copyscape again
    this is not exactly the quickest thing to do, but it works

    step 2: analyzed visitor stats
    it was fairly easy to catch a couple of the scapers and ban them cuz they used the same ip and user agents. however, this day in age, with a niche like the one i was working on, there's a diverse group of competitors scraping my site, so I moved to step 3

    step 3: use javascript to display the content to user agents that are browsers
    this works and works well. i simply changed the code on my site to only show content normally (with html) for google, otherwise use js to display it using obfuscated text (urlencode works well). i cut down the scrapers almost 90%, but still had a couple left. the problem now was the scrapers who used googlebot as their user agent (tricky bastards), so move to step 4...

    step 4: show content normally only for google ip
    this works flawlessly (at least thus far, it's been about 4 months). i simply gathered a list of visitor data from another site hosted on the same server that wasn't getting scraped, filtered the googlebot visits and put those ips into a text file on my site that was getting scraped, then wrote a php script to check that file every time googlebot visits. i also add new ips to this periodically using a cron, and even wrote a script to collect new google ips from my other site's stats and add them to this file. great thing about this is that if your site blocks a google ip by accident (or shows google javascript) it simply comes back later from a new ip. someone asked me if google might think you are trying to black hat them, but
    a) I've so far seen no problem with this method cuz my site has not been penalized (in fact, my rankings got better cuz of no dupe penalty) and
    b) google only penalizes a site if they can prove there is something wrong with it. they clearly have measures in place to check a site numerous times in numerous ways before they make a decision to penalize

    Hope this helps!
     
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  16. seoguy81

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    I'd advise you on the following.

    1. Set your RSS to be delayed. Use a plugin or Google for 'delay rss feeds + wordpress'
    2. Make use of RSS Footer Ads (although i doubt this would help because default RSS feed only displays ads in post excerpts) if you use something like Fivefilters, it can be over-ridden.
    3. Use Restricted Site Access or other plugin. Get hold of the autoblog's IP address and add it to your ban list.

    Hope this helps.